HEALTH FACILITIES CONSULTANT, PHARMACY

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 08, 2018
Full Time Facilities Management Public Health
  • Salary: $129,215.04 - $169,477.19 Annually

Job Description





Department of Public Health

EXAM NUMBER:

PH5535B

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
February 14, 2017 @ 8:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

DEFINITION:
Provides consultation to administrative, medical, pharmacy and nursing personnel in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and related health facilities to assist them in achieving compliance with State and Federal Pharmacy Laws and Regulations; and provides consultation to the professional staff of the County Health Facilities Inspection Division by evaluating pharmacy services provided by licensed health care facilities.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
The one position allocable to this class receives administrative direction from the Health Facilities Program Manager in the Department of Health Services. The incumbent makes evaluations where necessary and provides consultation services as requested by licensees or by Health Facilities Evaluators to improve administrative procedures and the quality of pharmacy services in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and related health care facilities. In addition, the Health Facilities Consultant, Pharmacy provides consultation and guidance in pharmacy matters to Health Facilities Evaluators, who survey licensed health facilities throughout Los Angeles County for compliance with County, State, and Federal health laws and regulations, including those governing pharmacy services. The incumbent also investigates complaints regarding pharmacy services in licensed facilities, prepares reports of findings, and works with facility and division staffs to initiate action when necessary.
Essential Job Functions
Provides professional consultation to health facility administrators in the interpretation of laws and regulations governing licensing, accreditation, and certification for Medi-Care and Medi-Cal and in various acceptable methods of maintaining, improving or modifying pharmacy services and operations.

Reviews and analyzes written reports prepared by Health Facilities Evaluators describing the status of pharmacy services in each facility, noting areas of non-compliance with pharmacy standards, laws, and regulations; assists survey staff in evaluating findings and suggesting methods for achieving compliance.

When necessary or upon request, visits health facilities and evaluates the quality of pharmacy services and compliance with pharmacy laws and regulations; notifies facilities in writing of findings and recommendations for correction of deficiencies; monitors progress toward implementation of recommendations and notifies facilities in writing when compliance is achieved.

In cases of continued non-compliance with legal or regulatory requirements, testifies as an expert witness in pharmacy, presenting analysis of facility evaluations at license revocation proceedings or criminal actions against health facilities.

Confers with architects and engineers concerning standards and requirements for working space, equipment, storage space, refrigeration, and new types of pharmacy services in connection with construction or modification of pharmacy facilities.

Maintains liaison with State and Federal agencies, fiscal intermediaries, the pharmacy liaison committee for hospitals, and professional organizations in connection with the analysis and interpretation of legislative and regulatory material in the area of pharmacy services and its application to licensed health care facilities.

Reviews, analyzes, and initiates proposed changes in regulations relating to pharmaceutical services in health facilities.

Provides education, training, and orientation to staff of the Health Facilities Inspection Division; assists in organizing and conducting seminars, conferences, and workshops for health professionals; prepares manuals and guidelines used in the training of pharmacy students in concepts of pharmacy practices, principles, clinical pharmacy programs, and standards as they relate to licensed hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and related health care facilities.
Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Two years' paid experience at the level of Pharmacy Supervisor I* or Pharmacy Services Chief I**.

LICENSE:
A license to practice as a Registered Pharmacist*** issued by the State of California.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
2 - Light: : Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*
In the County of Los Angeles, a Pharmacy Supervisor I supervises professional and support personnel in the provision of pharmacy services in a hospital, clinic, correctional facility, or health care setting.

**In the County of Los Angeles, a Pharmacy Services Chief I plans and directs the work of a small pharmacy in a hospital or other health care setting and may perform direct pharmacy services.

***You must attach a legible copy of your license as a Registered Pharmacist issued by the State of California to your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to semery@ph.lacounty.gov.

The required license MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary, or restricted licenses and/or certificates will NOT be accepted.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION:
  • A Surveyor Minimum Qualifying Test (SMQT) certificate****

**** You must attach a legible copy of the certificate or letter, to your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to semery@ph.lacounty.gov.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education, experience, and desirable qualifications based upon application information and supplemental questionnaire at the time of filing weighted 100%.

Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added on the Eligible Register.

Passing this examination and being placed on the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

Final results will be sent via United States Postal Service (USPS). Final Scores cannot be given over the phone or by email.

Notification letters may be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid e-mail address. Please add semery@ph.lacounty.gov to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

Applications must be filed ONLINE ONLY. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will NOT be accepted. Any required license, certificates, documents, and/or additional information, if any, must be received with your application at the time of filing online or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to semery@ph.lacounty.gov .

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Applicants must submit their completed applications by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any relevant education, training, and job experience you include. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree received, and degree major. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work and duties performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be REJECTED.

Official Transcript is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's Registrar Office. A printout of the transcript from the school's website is NOT considered official and, therefore, will NOT be accepted and may result in your application being incomplete and be rejected.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • All information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process,including after an appointment has been made.
  • Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application may be REJECTED AS
  • INCOMPLETE.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes in the following format: XXX-XX-XXXX. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA Coordinator: (323) 869-8505
Teletype Phone: (213) 974-0911
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Shalonda Emery
Department Contact Phone: (323) 890-8488
Department Contact Email: semery@ph.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time: